Small & Mid-Sized Colleges & Universities​

McAllister & Quinn is well-respected for its record of success and return on investment for its college and university clients nationwide.

McAllister & Quinn offers federal grant and faculty development consulting to small and mid-sized colleges to help an institution sharpen its strategic focus and increase and diversify external funding. McAllister & Quinn has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in competitive grant funding for scholarships and student support, academic programs, research, and equipment.

Professional Grant Writing & Coaching


McAllister & Quinn maintains the largest and most specialized grant consultant network in the country. Faculty and staff work with writing teams from our proprietary network of over 250 subject matter experts. A writing team that includes a McAllister & Quinn in-house professional, writer, reviewer and editor is assigned to grant projects. Our team works collaboratively with faculty and staff. McAllister & Quinn can transform a small or non-existent grants office into a robust grant seeking operation.

Faculty Development

The McAllister & Quinn grants service was created with the demands on faculty and staff at teaching institutions in mind. Regardless of an institution’s size, mission or level of experience with grants, our consulting model yields results. McAllister & Quinn professional development offerings appeal to a range of faculty and staff at different experience levels. McAllister & Quinn offers monthly webinars on a variety of topics that aim to help faculty and staff improve their grant seeking approach and learn more about funding opportunities.

McAllister & Quinn Vice President, Dr. Frank A. Boyd, discusses McAllister & Quinn’s faculty development, capacity building, and training services.

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Every day McAllister & Quinn clients are notified by a funder that their proposal has been selected for funding.

Examples of Recent Client Success:

Felician University received a $4.5M HSI-STEM grant from the Department of Education. This grant builds capacity at Hispanic-Serving Institutions to improve outcomes for Hispanic and/or low-Income STEM students.

Juniata College was awarded a $497K Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant program provides capital funding for its library renovation project.

Millersville University was awarded a $1.5M S-STEM Track 2 grant from the National Science Foundation. This grant provides scholarships for low-income, academically talented STEM students.

Dominican University received a $2.7M HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. This program provides financial support for students enrolled in health programs.

SUNY Geneseo was awarded a $1.4M Noyce Track 1 Scholarships & Stipends grant from the National Science Foundation. This grant provides scholarships and programming to STEM students who will pursue a teaching profession.

Representative Clients

Recent Insights

McAllister & Quinn soars past $1 billion milestone in federal grants for clients

McAllister & Quinn has succeeded in securing more than $1 billion in competitive grant funding for their clients. McAllister and Quinn says the achievement reflects the strength and depth of their collaborations with their clients, winning grants from across a broad range of federal agencies, foundations, and other funding sources.

Small & Mid-Sized Colleges & Universities Team